Joan Rosen Bloch currently works as an Associate Professor in Nursing with secondary faculty appointments in the School of Public Health and Nutrition Sciences. Since becoming a certified Women’s Health Nursing Practitioner, Dr. Bloch has practiced in many different settings such as in city clinics, HMOs, and private practice. In addition, she has served on the board of JCRC in South Jersey, the Southern Jersey Perinatal Co-op, and is currently on the Research Advisory Panel of AWOHNN and Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Public Health Management Corporation. Dr. Bloch’s research and career has been focused on promoting optimal health for mothers, children and their families. The focus of her current work is on the observed racial and ethnic perinatal disparities related to preterm births.



  • Gardner, M., Suplee, P. D., Bloch, J., & Lecks, K. (2016). Exploratory Study of Childbearing Experiences of Women with Asperger Syndrome. Nursing for women’s health, 20(1), 28-37.
  • McKeever, A. E., Bloch, J. R., & Marrell, M. (2015). Human papillomavirus vaccination uptake and completion as a preventive health measure among female adolescents. Nursing outlook, 63(3), 341-348.
  • Suplee, P. D., Bloch, J. R., McKeever, A., Borucki, L. C., Dawley, K., & Kaufman, M. (2014). Focusing on maternal health beyond breastfeeding and depression during the first year postpartum. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 43(6), 782-791.